We had some nice sunshine today so I snapped a quick photo of the finished product from yesterday's tutorial. You can see the sweet details a little better in this photo, I think. I also forgot to mention yesterday that I also colored the bird's cheeks with the same chalk pencil I used on the pixie.
Anyway, my husband and I have been keeping our minds (and hands) busy with a massive project in our home. We're moving my studio again. You know how people like to rearrange their furniture? Well we prefer to rearrange our rooms. Seriously, this will be the 4th room my studio has been in. Hopefully, it will be the last. We are separating the shop from the studio and that is a welcome thing for me. It's so hard to keep a studio neat when you have inventory coming in all the time, plus inventory storage, and shipping materials, etc. You get the idea, especially those of you that also run little online shops. So, the shop will now have it's own room, and I get a new studio (complete with fireplace), and hubby gets a media/game room. All happy, right? Well except the fact that we always seem to take on these crazy ventures of ours around Christmas.
So. The studio will look quite a bit different this time around. We covered the walls with fabric. Yep. Fabric. Unbleached muslin to be exact.
This photo is a little pale, but you get the idea. I absolutely adore this! It's so different, but so warm, and lovely. We thought of using burlap, but I think it would be too dark, and maybe too smelly, and too trendy. I wanted a white/neutral/cream studio with little pops of pink here and there.
And this. This is by far the most colorful thing in the room. It's a stunning old door that was originally supposed to be a Christmas present, but I convinced my husband that I needed it now. (the black smudges are not really there in person. Not sure why they're there in the photo...) For now this door is leaning against a wall, but it will be 'holding' something special soon.
So, there is still much work to be done. I'm hoping to at least have it workable by the time Kenz comes home from college on Sunday. So, wish me luck. I'll share more along the way.
PS, There are still a few kits of each of the designs I have done, and they're all ready to ship. There's also some ornaments, and other great Christmas things in the shop. I will be closing up next week for a week or so to spend some time with my family, but there is plenty of time to get your things still and plenty of time for more Christmas crafting. :)